Save Time with Lectora Keyboard Shortcuts


One of the best ways to speed up development with Lectora® and Lectora® Online authoring tools is by using keyboard shortcuts, or hotkeys, to perform many common tasks and functions. Rather than relying on your mouse, keyboard shortcuts will help you save precious time. You can use the default shortcuts (see below for a full…

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The Essentials of Grammar for e-Learning


A few years ago, Kyle Wiens wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review titled “I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.” In this article, he explains why grammar is relevant for all companies and why it makes good business sense—even when writing isn’t in an employee’s official job description. Take a…

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Building Finger-friendly Buttons for m-Learning


When using Lectora® e-Learning software to create m-Learning, it’s important to consider the usability and navigation of your course. Whether you’re building content for delivery on a smartphone or tablet, remember to design for touch. This naturally applies to buttons, which you’ll want to make “finger friendly”—easy to tap with the pad of your fingertip.…

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The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning


Whether it’s for a job interview or a blind date, you want to look your best. That’s because you recognize the value of first impressions. But did you know first impressions are important in your e-Learning course too? Your learners will unconsciously judge your e-Learning course at first glance—it’s called the Halo Effect. This social-psychology…

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Streamline Your Review Cycle with ReviewLink


Whether you are new to Lectora® e-Learning software or you’re an expert user, you may not know that your copy of Lectora comes with free access to ReviewLink™, an online collaboration tool that allows you to share titles for review with external reviewers, subject matter experts and other stakeholders. There’s no sign-up necessary—all you need…

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The Essentials of e-Learning Course Design


“I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” -Lindon Leader, designer of the iconic FedEx logo Our latest product release, Lectora® 12 e-Learning authoring software, is all about helping you produce professional quality layouts and design, while saving time too! To help you brush up…

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What’s in Your Media Library?


Both Lectora® and Lectora® Online include a Media Library and access to characters, stock buttons and images as well as providing a location where you can store and share custom project assets. In this blog we’ll explore the Media Library and learn how taking advantage of this tool for accessing and reusing content can provide…

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Spaced Repetition: Why It Works


Spaced repetition is a slippery learning technique to pin down. This wise guy goes by several aliases in the educational ‘hood. You might have heard about spaced rehearsal, interval reinforcement, distributed practice, the spacing effect, repetition scheduling or some other name. However, these are all the same fellow, and he’s a good guy to have around. What…

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How to Add Closed Captions to Video and Audio in Lectora


Web accessibility is an important part of the development process that should be considered with your initial course design. It is a “best practice” for your e-Learning presentations to be compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. As described in the 508 Standards Guide [1194.22(b)]: “Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized…

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